Montreal Quebec Canada
While many ballparks are built for the primary purpose of playing baseball, this facility incorporates technology that encourages multi-use. We embraced the natural topography of this historic site (Expo 67 Island) in a way that pays homage to the signature architecture that surrounds it. The building massing has been manipulated to preserve views across the bay in both directions without sacrificing the intended use and functionality of each component.
The incorporation of design features that include video walls, a fully equipped sound stage, expansive pedestrian concourses with clear views to the downtown business district, breezeways at the upper levels that look back to iconic architecture, and pedestrian plazas and walking trails with lake access demands that this facility be regarded as more than just a ballpark; instead it has been designed to be an important public asset, a true community green space.